Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

   
Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Known as "Kipling Country," the nature reserves of Madhya Pradesh are archetypal India, with vast tracts of jungle, open grassy plains and, of course, tigers. Bandhavgarh National Park occupies 437 sq. km (168 sq. miles) and has the highest density of tigers in any park on earth, and chances of sightings are quite high. Besides the sought-after tiger, the sanctuary is home to spotted deer, sambar, nilgai antelope, barking deer, shy chinkara (Indian gazelle), and wild boar; leopards and sloth bears.The varied topography includes dramatic cliffs that proved a natural location for the 14th-century Bandhavgarh Fort as well as the reserve's rock-cut caves, with inscriptions dating as far back as the 2nd century B.C..


Attractions:

• Jeep & Elephant Safaris into the jungle.
• Nature & Cultural walks or cycling through local tribal villages.
• Bandhavgarh Fort, looming high over the entire park and located in the heart of it's core area. The fort dates back to the       mythological era of Rama and Hanuman from the Hindu epic Ramayana.


Access:
• By Air – Khajuraho (230 km), Jabalpur (190 km). Charter flights / helicopters can be arranged.
• By Rail – Umaria (35 km), Katni (102 km)

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